Smoking is bad for you. Everyone knows this, but it’s a personal choice that is left up to adults. The Obama administration sees things differently. They know what’s best for everyone and will make decisions for you.
What happened to personal choice, Democrats?
Banning smoking in public housing will affect the poor more than anyone. Why punish them in this way?
The New York Post reports:
Team Obama’s last meddle in Americans’ private lives
On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced new rules to ban all smoking in public housing across America. One last (we hope) goodbye present of infringing on individual liberty.
In the city, the Housing and Urban Development Department’s mandate will affect more than 400,000 tenants in 178,000 NYCHA apartment units— unless the Trump crew derails it in the 18 months before it takes effect.
“Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, healthy home free from secondhand cigarette smoke,” preached HUD Secretary Julian Castro. And never mind that the studies showing harm from secondhand smoke only find a real impact in spouses who breathe the stuff for decades.
“In our own homes?” a resident of Manhattan’s Amsterdam Houses asked WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman. “Then they should allow us to buy the little unit, and then we should be able to do whatever we want in here.”
Yes, smoking is an unhealthy choice. But the choice to do what you will with your own body remains a . . . personal right.
They just can’t resist the urge to tell everyone what to do.
Luckily, they are leaving the White House in about a month.